Oh coffee, the most important meal of the day. It’s not easy to sip on a piping hot beverage when it’s 115 degrees out, but there are more than a few local places to get your fix without scalding your tongue. Survive the summer with some of the best iced coffee in Tucson in the form of cold brew at the following coffee shops.
Barista del Barrio
1002 N. Grande Ave.
While they serve fun coffee variations with horchata and Mexican chocolate, their chorizo breakfast burrito is also one of the best in town. And they’re just so darned nice. FYI though, they’re closed Tuesdays.
Keep up with Barista del Barrio on Instagram.
Cafe con Leche
1439 S. 4th Ave.
Cafe con Leche uses beans from the local Hermosa Coffee Roasters. For another iced treat, try their horchata latte.
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415 N. 4th Ave.
Enjoy the peaceful space inside or in the garden. If they’re cooking up sausages, pierogi, and pretzels outside, don’t miss out.
For more information, visit cafepasse.com.
4205 N. Campbell Ave. #125 • 245 E. Congress St.
If you’re around the University area, mainly Main Gate Square, and are jonesing for a delicious cup of cold joe, make your way to Caffe Luce. It is no wonder that it seems to be a local hot spot with the college crowd: peace and quiet to get in some last minute cramming and enough coffee to make sure you don’t falter in your studies.
If you’re out for a night downtown, skip the Red Bull and vodka and visit the location on Congress to order the iced toddy with a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey and cream.
Keep up with Caffe Luce on Facebook.
Cartel Coffee Lab
2516 N. Campbell Ave. • 210 E. Broadway Blvd.
Board games and cold brew coffee – sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday. Don’t forget to look at your watch every once in awhile, it’s easy to lose track of time here.
For more information, visit cartelcoffeelab.com.
3401 E. Speedway Blvd.
Coffee Times has served as the friendliest local drive-thru coffee shop since 1999.
Keep up with Coffee Times on Facebook.
Dedicated – A Gluten Free Bakery and Coffee Shop
4500 E. Speedway Blvd.
Cold brew generally doesn’t have gluten, but it’s nice to have access to gluten-free accompaniments.
For more information, visit dedicatedgf.com.
Exo Roast Co.
403 N. 6th Ave.
Sip on some cold brew whilst enjoying life away from electronics. Not only does Exo serve up a refreshing cold brew,they also have analog hour with life away from screens or technology. During this hour, you can think of all the missed text messages you likely don’t have, you can drink more coffee, or you can order food from Exo’s small kitchen such as Flower Toast with Ricotta, Barrel Cactus Calamondin Lime Jam, Desert Willow Blossoms, Salt.
Keep up with Exo Roast Co. on Facebook.
2936 E. Broadway Blvd.
Enjoy some breakfast at Bisbee Breakfast Club and then saunter over next door for some delicious cold brew. Try their Cashew Cow Affogato made with Cashew cow vanilla ice cream, doused with a double shot of espresso from Ombre Coffee, whipped cream and crumbled house biscotti.
Keep up with Ombre Coffee on Facebook.
Presta Coffee Roasters
2502 N. 1st Ave. #100 • 100 S. Avenida del Convento
Coffee and beer; sounds like the Mad Men office. Unlike the Mad Men office, the scene here is less stressful and more conducive to actually getting work done. This is one is the only local place to enjoy an espresso tonic. That’s right, your favorite caffeinated beverage now with quinine. Or you could stick with the cold brew, we’re not telling you how to live your life.
For more information, visit prestacoffee.com.
Roadrunner Coffee Co.
9665 N. Thornydale Rd.
The drive-thru, customer services, and breakfast sandwiches keep customers coming back.
Keep up with Roadrunner Coffee Co. on Facebook.
Savaya Coffee Market
5350 E. Broadway Blvd. • 2905 E. Skyline Dr. #187 • 11177 N. Oracle Rd. • 12120 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.
With four locations throughout the Tucson area, grabbing a cup of Savaya’s science drip has never been easier. And for when it gets cold enough to enjoy hot coffee again, Savaya has, at any given time, 15-30 unique varietals to choose from.
For more information, visit savayacoffee.com.
Yellow Brick Coffee
3220 S. Dodge Blvd. #1
Follow the yellow brick road to good coffee. This quaint, midtown coffee shop offers some of the tastiest coffee in all of Kans…er Tucson. Take a look at Yellow Brick’s event calendar for caffeinated classes such as Coffee Roasting and Cupping classes.
For more information, visit yellowbrickcoffee.com.
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